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The Costs of Smoking
If you look deeply in the physical, emotional, social, and financial effects of smoking, you will realize that more than the cost of each single cigarette, you are truly paying dearly for every puff.
The Habitual Smokers
Government health warnings have been attached to every cigarette package since 1965 in the United States. Still, a lot of people choose to ignore these warnings in exchange of the satisfaction a puff of smoke gives them. A survey done in 2004 showed that in the U.S. alone, some 46 million people aged 18 and above are smokers, which means that much number off the population are not getting shaken enough to kick the habit.
The serious threat of lung cancer seems to be creating no effect even in a country where lung ailment is found responsible for one out of seven deaths. Hopefully, by being aware of the real price a smoker pays for every cigarette that they light up, something sparks to put them in the quitting zone.
Subtle But Costly
Purchasing a single pack of damaging cigarettes per day could easily sink to your budget, costing just about $4.32. That could add up to $1576.8 per year and $15,768 per decade. Isn't that just about a new car?
Many of the effects of smoking are costing you much more than you imagine. Look at the subtle physical effects -- wrinkles, dry skin, bad breath, smelly hair, yellow teeth, gum disease, stinky clothes -- and imagine how much money you will need to correct or treat these problems.
Anti-aging cosmetics can hurt your pocket a lot if you are already in need of them in your 20s just because puffing cigarettes made your skin unhealthy and dry due to the poor circulation and low oxygen levels in your blood. Bad breath can be easily remedied by a candy or gum mint. A good whitening product or clinic can make the stains on your teeth disappear. However, you will not possibly smile anew if you find out that such work could cost you between $200 and $600. The foul odor of smoke on your hair and your wardrobe would need a lot of money for fresheners to prevent them from smelling like an ashtray.
On the larger scale, an ashtray-smelling car or house can make much of a financial burden than treating the smoke odors in your body. Your car is most likely your smoking haven. That is where you are most comfortable puffing airs of smokes in the middle of a traffic, on the way to a stressful meeting, driving out of an ugly fight, etc. However, the effects that smoking will do to your car's interiors can be serious if not treated to a thorough cleansing every so often. The beauty of your car's floor mats and upholstery are in grave danger when faced with stray ashes or butts because it can burn ugly holes in them. Your house, on the other hand, would need to be repainted more frequently with the carpets and the upholstery to be cleansed regularly. This is to avoid the foul smell of smoke to stick to the walls and furnitures. If you do not address such problems, you will find it more burdensome when the time comes that you wish to sell or trade-in your car or your house. Smelly interiors can depreciate the value of your car by around $3,000 or more while a smoke-smelling house could be a major turn-off that would make it far more difficult for you or your broker to get a better deal out of it. In the same sense, ignoring the physical effects of smoking can depreciate your self-worth, making you a lot more vulnerable to anxiety and depression.
Also, a number of companies reject smokers as employees, meaning you are potentially going jobless if you insist to smoke. Add to that the undeniable fact that you are actually getting less benefits -- Social Security and retirement -- and paying more for insurances as opposed to non-smokers. Since smoking is a good trigger for premature death, you could even be exposing yourself to the risk of not enjoying the benefits of every thing you pay for by not collecting anything at all in the ends.
Take the Cue
Losing as much financially to smoking is no joke but it can be bearable when compared to the damages it can do to your self-image as a whole. Smokers are found to be less successful and less attractive. So the right time to turn your back and head to the quitting zone is now. No matter how long you have been smoking, how young you started, or how difficult you find it to kick the habit, there is surely a way that will help you through the right path.
Cig-Arette is a good system that makes quitting a lot easier and more effective. It is all natural, safe, fast, and tried and tested to finally put a stop to habitual cigarette smoking. Unlike other smoking cessation systems, the creators of Cig-Arette are aware of the failure causes that made quitting impossible at some point and they were able to address them as part of being highly advanced.
Cig-Arette would attest that the revolution of herbal remedies has a very satisfying and compelling effect in providing solutions to many medical problems of the world such as smoking. By using the product, you are assured of a quick and easy way towards going smoke-free!